Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You Just Never Know...

D is pretty confident that he can get the cottage up and running, ready to be rented in 2 weekends worth of work.

The 2 weekends I will be away, to be exact. He wants to manage this project completely by himself (though I make my opinions freely available...).

Since we've known each other, he has taken the role of my right hand man, literally. He is great with keeping things running. I like putting things in place but am not so good with the upkeep so I am excited to see what he comes up with.

He gave me a glimpse of the rental website. Looking good!

In the "it's a small world" category, Heather, who commented on my rental income post, whose full name is Heather Bayer, is the author of Renting Your Recreational Property for Profit. She also runs a cottage rental agency in Ontario.

We read her book a year ago or so! I pulled it out and re-read it. It's full of wise advice from seasoned cottage owners.

That goes to show ... You just never know who is reading your blog!


  1. How fortuitous! I think this a great opportunity for you guys, I hope it works out well. If not, you haven't really lost anything. The rental income will really help with your semi-retired lifestyle.

  2. How cool! So we can soon see the cottage on line. I have been reading the Kathy Reichs novels lately and really fancying a holiday in Canada!

  3. Hi Miss M and Lizzie!

    Thank you both for your support! I will surely pass it on to D!

  4. Thank you for mentioning my book. I'm really glad you found it helpful. I wish I had known back in the beginning what I know now about vacation rental - I'd have done a lot of things differently. It's such a rewarding activity if you go about it the right way and it sounds as though you have a good plan.

  5. Hi Heather!

    I am so glad there are resources like your books and website out there.

    People do not have to reinvent the wheel unless they chose to!

    Personally, I never assume I know "the ways" and am always on the lookout for someone wiser and more knowledgeable!